Events, Programs, Science and Technology, SMART

Debet Student Visits SMART Center with COAF Founder, Dr. Garo H. Armen

Sat Petrosyan, a 14-year-old student from Debet, recently partook in an official visit to the SMART center. She had previously posted her own photos of the center on her social media, which attracted attention to her enthusiasm about the SMART initiative. She was able to visit alongside COAF Founder, Dr. Garo H. Armen. Before joining the English ACCESS Program two years ago, she couldn’t speak a word of English. She recently graduated from the ACCESS Microscholarship Program.

Sat was very enthusiastic to visit the SMART center in Lori. She is one of the first students to visit the center. “Miss Suzy called and said that Garo Armen would come to the SMART center [during my visit],” she said. “I was so happy when I got the call.”

Dsegh and Qarinj students joined her visit. “We shared many questions and opinons about the SMART center. I could already imagine my work there!” she said. 


Sat was able to visit the auditorium where she was able to interview Founder Dr. Garo H. Armen for her English Access Diary. Throughout the two years of the program, Sat worked on this diary, and she was ecstatic to include Garo’s interview as a finishing touch. She was happy to speak with Garo about Debet, and his choice to build the SMART center there. Upon asking him why he chose Debet as the site for the center, she was happy to hear his reply. “He said he chose Debed becuase it was the most beautiful part of the world, and for it’s students. I got so happy!” she said.

Sat’s impression of the SMART center inspired her to post on her social media, her original words copied below.

“Sooo beautiful day!😃
Good day with good people!😘😘
I get happy, when somebody calls me from COAF…🤣🤣
Soooo this time… Miss Suzy called and said that Garo Armen would come to the Smart Center…😮
And Debed ACCESS students went there… We saw many bright faces. 🤩🤗
I really missed them… We talked about my book and wanted to know… When will it be ready? It was really nice!☺️☺️
So Dsegh and Qarinj students came and we had nice excursion there… Many questions and opinions about the Smart center…😮😮😍 I already imagined my work there! We sat down in our future auditorium and Garo Armen came….We talked to him! And the most important… I asked some questions to Garo Armen and recorded it! Us an journalist.👩‍💼👩‍💼👩‍💼👩‍💼
I understood that Garo Armen loves Debed’s nature so much!🤗🤗 And on the question “Why did u choose Debed for this amazing building?” He replayed “Because it was the most beautiful part of the world, and it was the most beautiful young students. That’s why!” 😍😍😍😍😍😍
I got happy! 😮😝😲😄😄
But it was time to go! Garo Armen entered the car and moved. And we were walking around the school. He said “You are the best of Armenia”👌
#SMARTCenter #COAFkids #ACCESSMicroscholarshipProgram

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